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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Thursday, May 7, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Royce West

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The following was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out HB 392 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Deuell to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 392 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out HB 449 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Deuell to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 449 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1093 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1093 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 9:13 a.m. a quorum was established.

 

The chair laid out HB 1310 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 1310 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 1093.

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 1093 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 392.

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 392 do not pass but that CSHB 392 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 449.

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 449 do not pass but that CSHB 449 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1468 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Deuell to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. 

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1468 do not pass but that CSHB 1468 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1487 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 1487 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1990 and recognized Senator Deuell, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1990 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 2039 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Uresti moved that HB 2039 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 2225 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nelson to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. 

 

Senator Deuell moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 2225 do not pass but that CSHB 2225 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 2303 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Uresti moved that HB 2303 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 492 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 492 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 1824.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1824 do not pass but that CSSB 1824 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 3961.

 

Senator Uresti assumed the chair. 

 

Senator Deuell withdrew Committee Amendment 1.

 

Senator Deuell sent up a new Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption; without objection, the new amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

Senator Nelson requested unanimous consent to incorporate the amendment into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 3961 do not pass but that CSHB 3961 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 1886.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1886 do not pass but that CSSB 1886 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 1672.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1672 do not pass but that CSHB 1672 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

There being no further business, at 10:31 a.m. Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Kyle Baum, Clerk